Wikipedia talk:Featured topics/Noble gases
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According to the ununoctium article, "although ununoctium is a member of Group 18, it is probably not a noble gas, as are all the other Group 18 elements". Hence, a better name might be "atomic elements of Group 18", or something alike. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 13:02, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
- Dunno about that. E118 should just continue the trend of increasing reactivity down the group, the major difference being that it would form a stable E118–Cl bond. So I see no reason to exclude it yet. Even if it is not a gas (and calculations differ on that), I doubt the name "noble gases" is going to be changed for the sake of a laboratory curiosity whose first-discovered isotope cannot even survive a millisecond and of which only 3 or 4 atoms have so far been prepared. Double sharp (talk) 04:20, 6 September 2014 (UTC)